(1) A TEMPORARY MIXUP ON THE PANEL DESK, DUE TO AN OVERSIGHT: During the opening moments, prior to the first commercial, the position of Dorothy's and Arlene's nameplates on the panel desk were the reverse of where the women were seated. Fortunately, this error was corrected by the end of the first commercial break, by having the women remain where they were seated, but switching the position of the nameplates. The initial errant order of the girls' nameplates was most likely left over from the taping of EPISODE #678 of August 25, 1963 on which Dorothy had been introduced first. The future EPISODE #678 had been taped just prior to the live transmission of tonight's live show. In other words, EPISODE #678 had been prerecorded for a later broadcast.
(2) Guest panelist Buddy Hackett is wearing a goatee tonight.
(3) A few months after tonight's co-mystery guest (with Bob Hope) appearance, Lucille Ball will begin filming for the second season of "The Lucy Show," which debuted in 1962 and ran through 1968. Though the program, as originally aired on CBS, was shown in black-and-white up to the 1964-1965 season, Miss Ball actually filmed her series from the 1963-1964 season onwards in color. This would be evident on reruns as were aired in the 1990's on TV Land. It was with this second season that Gale Gordon first played the role of "Theodore Mooney," the boss/nemesis of Lucy's character "Lucy Carmichael." Mr. Gordon will remain Lucy's foil on all of her remaining programs, including "Here's Lucy" (1968-1974) and the ill-fated, very short-lived "Life With Lucy" (1986). - W-B